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Medina of Essaouira

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Address: | Essaouira Beach, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Dar Zahira is a beautifully restored and charming riad for up to 6 persons....

Dar Zahira is a beautifully restored and charming riad for up to 6 persons. You'll get a private & cosy place for you and your travel companions.

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Private Day Tour to Essaouira from Marrakech
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Full-Day Excursion to Essaouira from Marrakech
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Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

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Nice godd tome there and si happy to sée it abd really enjit thé trip and had a good tome Essaouira migador

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice godd tome there and si happy to sée it abd really enjit thé trip and had a good tome Essaouira migador

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Medina is much smaller than Marrakech, it can be done in half a day and there is no pushy hard sell so the experience is nicer too. Lots of historical old city walls and great photo opportunities. People are really friendly, welcome tourists and you are likely to get a little lost in the streets, but all the little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wander, get lost, find your way through secret passageways. Essaouira is a seaside city with a small yet enticing medina. It is manageable and what I mean by that is it is organized and clean but still possible to get lost in a good way. The main streets are wide and it is easy to navigate to where you might... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was built and designed by European architects so it looks organized and streets are wider. There is even a map before entering the medina to make it easier to the tourist.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous, must visit in essaouira and people don't bother you like they do in Marrakech! Also it's cleaner

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cosy and calm place. To climb on a tower is about 10 dirham per person and is absolutely a must. Don't forget to grab a glass of fresh orange juice - they have best ones in Morocco.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fish, fish, fish, as fresh as you can get it. You should eat at the harbor! The medina is much more spacious than most in Marocco, which is a nice change.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Essaouira is a busy fishing port with a equally busy Medini. The weather was warm in the day and chilly in the evening. The Medini itself was very busy but quite relaxing as you don't get too Hassled here. There is a quiet side and really busy side with people selling meat strange fruit and fresh mussels. Anything to make... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place it certainly lives up to its reputation. Such a colourful a treat for the eyes . We were hardly bothered by sellers ( a thing I was dreading ) hundreds of cats roaming around I saw plenty of bowls of food and water put down for them, Never saw a mouse or a rat so they must be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Essaouira you think that you are in a different country, not in Morocco. The blue prevails throughout the city. The medina is very peaceful and you have a lot of time to walk. Nobody dealer not forces you to buy something. It is the best place in Morocco to buy things from the Medina. Avoid as much as you... More 

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